Festive Christmas Cocktail Recipes
We know it’s not yet December, but we can’t help but get excited about the festive season. Plus it’s the weekend and as if we need another excuse to conjure up some cocktail concoctions. Here are our top tipple recipes just in time for your Saturday night. You can thank us later.
Pomegranate, Rosehip and Rosemary Spritzer
Yes, you heard it. Two of our favourite natural ingredients (also found in our Certified Organic Rosehip & Rosemary Facial oil), Rosehip & Rosemary make a guest appearance on this entry.
200ml pomegranate juice
Spring of rosemary
Rosehip Syrup (we used Atkin)
Put the pomegranate juice, sprig of rosemary and rosehips in a saucepan and heat gently until the liquid starts to thicken into a syrup. Leave to cool and chill until ready to serve.
Fill the champagne flutes with ¼ pomegranate syrup, ¾ Prosecco and a splash of Rosehip Syrup. Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary.
A Cosmopolitan Christmas
You can’t have a cocktail menu without including a Cosmopolitan. We were inspired by BBC Good Food’s ginger addition.
500ml Ginger Wine
1L Cranberry Juice
Juice 5 limes, keeping the zest for garnish
Sliced stem ginger
Mix the vodka and ginger wine in a jug. Stir in the cranberry juice, lime juice and some sliced stem ginger. Garnish with lime zest, if you like.
The Mockscow Mule
One for the teetotal warriors out there (because everyone loves a pun.) This fresh-flavoured mocktail contains a touch of Christmas with its star guest of Ginger Beer.
1-2 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp sugar syrup
250ml Sparkling Water
3-4 Mint Leaves (torn)
750ml Ginger Beer
In the bottom of glass, pour juice from lime, sugar syrup and sparkling water. Add mint leaves and stir. Fill the glass with ice to about half way. Top up with Ginger Beer and garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime.
A Bucksfizz Breakfast
Start as you mean to go on this Christmas with this cult classic.
1 (750 ml) bottle Champagne or Prosecco or Cava
400-500 millilitres freshly squeezed orange juice
Pour one third orange juice into a champagne flute and top with Champagne.
We want you to have a wonderful festive season this winter, however please do drink responsibly.